Alexander Bublik will not miss the semi-finals in Newport. Seeded number 3 in the last grass tournament this season, the Kazakh won in two sets against Andy Murray. A meeting whose start has long been undecided. Indeed, for ten games, neither player was destabilized by the other on his serve. However, the world No. 42 broke that status quo to make a difference. The first break point proved to be decisive for the native of Gatchina, who was then able to serve to win the first set. The second opportunity was good for the Kazakh, who took the lead in this quarter-final.

Bublik didn’t let Murray back

What Alexander Bublik believed to confirm from the start of the second set. Indeed, the 25-year-old took Andy Murray’s service from the start but the Scottish experience responded immediately, converting his first break point of the match. The 52nd in the world had a second opportunity in the sixth game but without experiencing the same success. Which ultimately cost Andy Murray dearly. Indeed, in the process, Alexander Bublik seized his chance to once again take the service of his opponent. Effectively tightening the game the Kazakh was able to conclude the meeting on the third occasion (7-5, 6-4 in 1h48 ‘). Jason Kubler or number 8 seed James Duckworth will be on his way to the semis.